Deskbookers, an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based work and meeting place booking platform, raised €1.5M in seed funding.
The round was led by Point Nine Capital with participation from business angels Arthur Kosten, former CMO of Booking.com, and Marcel Beemsterboer, co-founder and former CEO of Emesa.nl.
The company intends to use the funds to expand to five countries, including the UK, extend their mobile offering, and add new features to its venue management system.
Launched in 2013 by Frank Derks and Jeroen Arts, Deskbookers is an online marketplace for work and meeting spaces and connects business professionals with thousands of venues across the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. All spaces can be booked on an hourly basis with real-time availability. The solution allows hosts of venues to list their spaces quickly and manage their bookings with integrated booking software.
An alumnus of the 2015 Rockstart Accelerator program in Amsterdam, The company now employs 23 people.